About the JJC Annuitants Association

The organization was chartered in June, 1995.

The  Joliet Junior College Annuitants Association (JJCAA) is a chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA).  The organization was founded to promote and protect the individual and collective interests and welfare of the JJC annuitants and their survivors by being politically proactive.  Service to Joliet Junior College and the district is also promoted.  JJCAA provides social events for its members and also promotes discussion and participation with other annuitant organizations in the State of Illinois.


The organization started with 68 members in 1994.  Membership now exceeds 280.

JJCAA logoMembership is open to all employees and retirees of JJC who are eligible for SURS benefits, or are receiving SURS benefits.  Surviving dependents who are eligible for SURS benefits and employees who are on disability and receiving SURS benefits are also eligible to join. Membership in JJCAA also includes membership in SUAA.

President's Message

Jerry Lewis has served as President since 2005 and succeeds John Corradetti, the founding President of the group.

Jerry Lewis

Governor Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly passed SB 1 (PA98-0599) described as Pension Reform. They chose this path because of decades of under and nonfunding of our pensions. The current governor and legislature, as well as previous governors and legislatures, chose to use money which should have been dedicated to pension funds as an alternative to increasing taxes or creating new taxes -- the old “kick the can down the road” or “let someone else take care of it” syndrome.

So what is the answer to solving the billions of dollars in unfunded pensions? Pass pension reform which places the total responsibility of replenishing these funds on the very backs of those from whom it was stolen! Listed below is the impact of SB 1 as listed by SUAA:

the loss of Automatic Annual Increases (or the common used acronym COLA) as agreed in negotiations with the State of Illinois; 

the implementation of skipping AAI payments based on the age of the SURS employee at the time of retirement; 

the salary cap on earnings in calculating pension benefits;

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Holiday Luncheon Dec. 6, 2014 12 noon @ Truth Restaurant, 808 W. Jefferson, Joliet; $26/person contact Carolyn Engers

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Lunch Around


January 31, 2015, 1:15 p.m.; McBrides, W. Jefferson & Infantry Drive, Joliet

February 28, 2015, 1:15 p.m.; Happy Place Cafe, 1150 W. Jefferson, Shorewood

March 28, 2015, 1:15 p.m.; Shrimp Bar n' Grill, 24136 W. Lockport St., Plainfield

April 25, 2015, 1:15 p.m., Sovereign, 24205 W. Lockport St, Plainfield